Amazon Rumored to Enter 3D Mapping Market for Kindle Fire Tablet


Now that we’ve seen Apple’s and Google’s competing efforts for 3D turn-by-turn mapping for iOS and Android respectively, it appears that Amazon, which relies on the Android base code for its Kindle Fire tablet, will also be entering the 3D mapping market. The online retailer had reportedly acquired mapping startup UpNext, though Amazon has still […]

iOS 6: iPhone Maps Recommend Swimming in the San Francisco Bay

Apple has a lot of work to do on its new iPhone Maps

At WWDC 2012, Apple announced its next piece of mobile software, iOS 6. And while the final version of the software won’t arrive until the fall of this year, likely alongside the iPhone 5, the company has released the iOS 6 beta to developers. Users who have access to iOS 6 beta also have access […]

Apple Breaks Down Which iOS 6 Features Come to iPhone and iPad

iOS 6 Beta Jailbreak Successful, Don't Expect Release Soon

Yesterday Apple announced a number of new features coming in iOS 6. We already know that a few of the features a limited to just the latest iOS devices, but now we finally have a list of what features will come to each device. Anyone with a new iPad and/or an iPhone 4S won’t have […]

Apple Maps Replaces Google With TomTom, OpenStreetMaps and “Others”

Apple TomTom iOS 6 Maps app

Apple is abandoning abandon Google Maps data in iOS 6, partnering with a number of other companies to create a much better Maps app. According to The Verge, Apple is using data from TomTom and OpenStreetMaps and “others” in its new Maps app. Apple doesn’t specify which companies it uses for which feature, though we assume […]

New iPhone and iPad Maps Include Turn-By-Turn Directions, Flyovers

iOS 6 Maps app

Apple showed off a new Maps app that will ship with iOS 6, Apple’s next-generation mobile operating system. Apple built the new Maps app from the ground up for the new version of iOS 6. It includes a new tile set and the oft-rumored 3D mode that we’ve heard so much about. The new app adds […]

Will Voice Guided Turn-by-Turn GPS Directions Be Coming to iOS 6?


With rumors that Apple may be ditching Google as far as the Maps app on iOS is concerned, there is now speculation that the move may also bring native voice guided turn-by-turn GPS instructions to the Maps app for the first time on Apple’s mobile iOS platform. According to a report on the Wall Street […]

Nokia Adds Social to Nokia Maps for Windows Phone


The Nokia Maps app for Windows Phone is now in version 2.0 and along with the upgrade in version number, Nokia has also added some new features to its maps app. Nokia is now adding a social layer and crowd sourcing some of reviews of places and destinations. The new Nokia Maps 2.0 app now […]

Google to Show Off New Google Maps Next Week

Google Maps

Google has announced that it will be showing off its “next dimension of Google Maps” next week. The company has begun sending out invitations, according to TechCrunch, that invite the media to an event in San Francisco that is set to take place on June 6th. Google’s invite also promises to give those in attendance […]

New iPhone 5 Details Emerge Detailing CPU, RAM, and iOS 6

iPhone 5 back cover white

The iPhone 5 is slowly beginning to take shape before Tim Cook has the chance to announce the device at an Apple event. New details shed some information on the CPU and RAM in the new device, as well as iOS 6. According to 9To5Mac, Apple is currently testing the iPhone 5 with a new […]

Mockup Shows us What Maps in iOS 6 Might Look Like

iOS 6 Maps mockup

We’ve heard rumors of a new Maps app in iOS 6, and some new information gives us a better idea of what the new app might look like, if and when Apple announces it. The new information comes from BGR which also put together the mockup shown below. From the mockup we see that in […]

Apple To Drop Google Maps in iOS 6

iOS 6 Maps mockup

The next version of iOS will likely have a different Maps solution, with Apple replacing Google Maps with its own in-house map app. According to 9To5Mac, the new iOS Maps app will use technology from Placebase, C3 Technologies, and Poly9. Apple recently purchased the three companies and likely used them to create its own Maps app and back-end. The […]

Google Maps for Android Adds High-Res Maps, New Route Options

Google Maps for Android Adds High-Res Maps, New Route Options

New iPad apps aren’t the only apps that are getting updates to support high-resolution displays. Google has updated Google Maps for Android to add better support for high-resolution devices. Google Maps for Android 3.6 now uses high-res map tiles for those phones with higher pixel densities. Google mentions the Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy S II, and […]

Nokia Drive 2.0 for Windows Phone Brings Offline Navigation


Nokia has updated its free voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation app made specifically for the company’s Lumia line of Windows Phone. Now in version 2, Nokia Drive brings a number of new features to the Windows Phone platform, with the most noticeable feature being offline navigation. With offline navigation, users don’t need a constant connection to the […]

Nokia Maps Web App Updated for iOS, Android with Voice Guided Walking Directions


Nokia has announced that the web app edition of Nokia Maps, which is compatible with the browsers on your iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, has been updated to include voice guided walking directions. Users interested in the capability can open their mobile browsers and visit to try out the speaking directions. The solution […]

Google Street View Coming to Next Navigon iOS Update


Navigon announced at Mobile World Congress that it will be releasing new app updates to its turn-by-turn, voice guided navigation apps for Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android platform this spring. On iOS, Navigon will be brining Google Street View to the GPS navigation app, allowing Navigon iPhone and iPad owners to get street-level views of […]

Review: 10 Reasons the Galaxy Nexus is Better Than the iPhone 4S

Galaxy Nexus Better than the iPhone 4S

The best Android phones are arguably the Nexus devices which get special treatment from Google. These phones have the latest software, the best features and often the best looks. The Galaxy Nexus continues this tradition on Verizon’s fast 4G LTE network, bringing an HD display and Android 4.0 to the table. Read: Galaxy Nexus Review […]